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BlaBlaCar Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Un cadre de travail optimal avec une grande bienveillance de l'ensemble des collaborateurs (in 10 reviews)

  • A once in a lifetime team-spirit and colleagueship (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • quand on aime son travail je ne vois pas un seul inconv (in 3 reviews)

  • Discourage a work/life balance (even if indirectly) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Young and friendly workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - feeling part of a team, great energy, interest in reaching common goals
    - freedom to work remotely and meet with the manager according to your availability and schedule
    - great office!
    - overall good benefits, working conditions, they really care about employees and if you have any issue you feel comfortable in bringing it up

    Cons

    - lack of communication and engagement with the HQ-based team (this is valid for homeworkers)
    - some confusion when being part of different teams, therefore different country managers
    - career advancement is somewhat unclear

    Advice to Management

    maybe try and improve the working hour rotation, thus giving homeworkers the possibility to have weekends off without necessarily using their holiday days


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Best company I've worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time

    Pros

    BlaBlaCar is a company filled with people who care about their jobs and one another. Everyone works hard so there is no animosity between teams or individuals. You are afforded a great deal of autonomy and there is organizational accountability. The growth of both the team and product are exciting to be a part of. It is a culture of continuous learning and improvement, with plenty of opportunities for growth and to make meaningful contributions. Highly recommend BlaBlaCar!

    Cons

    It's hard to think of any cons about working for BlaBlaCar. As a quick aside, the interview process was long and a bit arduous but when you arrive you realize why! Everyone who works there contributes positively to the culture and is highly valued - a result that makes tough interview processes worthwhile!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people and culture - it's working. :)

  3. "Nice company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Member Relations Agent in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Member Relations Agent in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlaBlaCar part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly environment
    - People like what they are doing
    - Many perks like BlablaBreak, BlablaSwap, Free ride sharing and more

    Cons

    - No opportunities for non EU citizens (no visa sponsorship or very rare only for top positions).
    - Limited opportunities for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the people who are passionate about the company and give them more opportunities for growth.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Tech for tech but with kids-manager"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Technical field were interested during the growth. Blablacar use a lot of cutting edge technologies and it's also a curse because no-one wants to maintain them even the guy who introduced it.

    Cons

    Management lack of maturity and react like a 10 years boy. Bad promotion of reporting guys instead of leaders. Raises are poor until there are forced to accord some (because managers fired some ppl and they need the others).

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the basics, listen everyone and stop believing fake old optimistic fan club. Look where you are, it's obvious you're in trouble.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to learn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time

    Pros

    Hard working people - you can learn a lot
    Exciting projects

    Cons

    Disorganised - a lot of context switching
    Very gossipy culture

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


  6. "Lots of changes and probably grew too fast"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely team
    Good mission
    Working with people from around the world

    Cons

    Our whole team is now gone
    Budget cuts

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the toxic mid-level managers who aren't management material and keep doing what you can to make the business work. You're making the tough decisions that need to happen, even if people don't like it.


  7. "Memorable experience working at BlaBlaCar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlaBlaCar full-time

    Pros

    This company best lived to its value of "Fun and Serious" and it was a pleasure working here!

    Cons

    Company didn't have a clear plan of action for India

  8. Helpful (10)

    "An Awesome Ride Toward Illusion"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Team spirit and core values
    - BlaBlaBreak
    - Challenging environment

    Cons

    - No possibility of having a real career
    - Management doesn't consider your ambitions
    - Lack of corporate vision for future challenges and threats
    - Discourage a work/life balance (even if indirectly)


  9. Helpful (13)

    "I wouldn't recommending joining right now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - We get a break every year together. It's really fun.
    - If you're a central team, you get to travel a fair bit.
    - Everyone is very friendly.
    - Young, multicultural, dynamic team.

    Cons

    - Management isn't experienced enough. We need more senior profiles who know how to lead and motivate a team.
    - Since the cutbacks it's very hard to get a raise now. Most people don't get one or get something very small. Negotiate a good salary when you join.
    - Local offices aren't as good as the central one. Depending on where you are, you may not have very good office perks. Some have nothing except being centrally located.
    - The joys of the early days are gone. It's not a startup vibe anymore.

    Advice to Management

    - Reward hard work. It's not ok to only keep promoting the same people.
    - Put the right people in the right positions. It's hard to respect your choices when you put people who haven't got the relevant experience in more senior roles.
    - Open your eyes, your teams aren't happy..


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Comapny"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time

    Pros

    Nice and fun place to work in

    Cons

    Internal mobility not easy, salary difficult to increase


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